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  • March 19, 2011

    — by Diane Smith
    Sen. Sherrod Brown told representatives of several area flexible electronics companies Friday that flexible technology holds the potential to help Ohio emerge from the recession, and has gained attention from President Obama. “We’re doing much better in this state,” Brown said at a rountable discussion hosted at Kent Displays in... Read More
  • March 17, 2011

    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown says the fight to find answers in the so-called Clyde cancer cluster is far from over. Brown met again Wednesday with Warren and Wendy Brown. Their daughter, Alexa, died of cancer in 2009. Despite her death, Sen. Brown says the couple remains committed to finding what is making kids in Clyde sick. " Their daughter died.... Read More
  • March 17, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSAZ) -- Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to establish two Ohio-based tactical diversion squads to help the state crack down on ‘pill mills’ and prescription drug-related crimes. According to a news release, Justice Department tactical diversion squads... Read More
  • March 17, 2011

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)  is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to establish federal squads to combat prescription drug abuse in the the state. Brown sent a letter to Holder Thursday urging him to establish two Ohio-based tactical diversion squads to help the state crack down on "pill mills" and prescription drug-related... Read More
  • March 17, 2011

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, met Wednesday with Warren and Wendy Brown of Clyde, whose daughter Alexa died of cancer in 2009. The National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified an area in eastern Sandusky County, including Clyde, as a cancer cluster, meaning a... Read More
  • March 17, 2011

    — by Jim Carney
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on Wednesday criticized a Republican budget proposal that would eliminate a grant program that provides housing vouchers for homeless veterans. Brown, along with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, held a news conference in Washington to urge the continuation of the HUD-VASH program. It provides what are... Read More
  • March 16, 2011

    The Stow Fire Department will receive $33,930 as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced. Brown said $399,098 was awarded to eight northeast Ohio fire departments to bolster firefighter resources. The fire departments are in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga,... Read More
  • March 16, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $10,706,931 was awarded to the Columbus Regional Airport Authority to replace a runway and convert an existing runway into a taxiway to improve efficiency and safety. The U.S. Department of Transportation funds were awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration. "Ohio... Read More
  • March 16, 2011

    — by Chris Kick
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dialogue is the keyword among Ohio Farm Bureau Federation presidents this week in Washington, D.C., where the top members from the state’s 88 counties are educating lawmakers about concerns, and learning a few things to take home, as well. OFBF President Brent Porteus got the program started on Monday, reminding... Read More
  • March 14, 2011

    — by John Nolan
    Ohio’s congressional delegation sent a letter Monday urging President Obama to continue his support for assigning NASA’s soon-to-be-retired space shuttle Atlantis to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force for permanent display. The letter, led by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rep. Mike Turner, R-Centerville, to Obama was the latest... Read More
  • March 11, 2011

    One of the final chapters has been written in a book that began almost 30 years ago, when a two-man crew rode the space shuttle Columbia into orbit on April 12, 1981. Thursday afternoon the Discovery, NASA’s most-traveled shuttle, landed at Cape Canaveral, Fla., bringing its crew of six back safely once again. The Discovery will be prepared... Read More
  • March 10, 2011

    — by William Laney
    Ohio’s two U.S. senators agree Congress needs to get control of the federal budget and deficit and they even agree most funds should face the accounting knife — they just disagree on how to reach the goal. Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says House Resolution 1 would result in job loss and would cut off funding to vehicles for... Read More
  • March 10, 2011

    — by Malia Rulon
    WASHINGTON -- Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and a group of Democratic senators introduced legislation Tuesday that seeks to give law enforcement more tools to battle skyrocketing prescription drug thefts. Ohio is second only to Florida in the number of oxycodone prescriptions filled, and Ohio's death rate from unintentional drug poisoning increased more... Read More
  • March 09, 2011

    The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the city of Cleveland nearly $20 million to improve the runway safety area at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The award was announced by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who said the money “will help to ensure that Cleveland Hopkins can continue to maintain safe operations and bolster... Read More
  • March 07, 2011

    — by Kirsten Hudson
    The Organic Trade Association plans to reward Sen. Sherrod Brown with its 2011 Public Servant Award. The association chose Brown, a first-term Democrat from Ohio, to receive the award for his work promoting organic agriculture, according to a new release. During 2010, Brown sponsored the Organic Pilot Program, a program that authorizes $10 million... Read More
  • March 06, 2011

    — by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
    Last year, nearly 2,000 families in Jefferson County missed out on more than $3 million in tax credits designed to offset rising college costs - and families statewide missed out on more than $700 million in tax credits. With an average tax credit of more than $1,900, families struggling to pay tuition costs should utilize the American Opportunity... Read More
  • March 05, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently met with presidents and trustees of Ohio Community Colleges, including Dr. O’dell M. Owens, President of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. “Cincinnati State and Ohio’s network of community colleges are one of the best kept secrets of our nation.... Read More
  • March 04, 2011

    — by Ben Wolford
    James Shrewsberry figures it’s a good time to retire. His four rigs have been for sale for the last two years, and he’s leaving the trucking business. Analysts predict gas prices will push $4 per gallon before summer, and in that climate, Shrewsberry said, there isn’t much money to be made for small commercial hauling... Read More
  • March 04, 2011

    — by Jill Gosche
    Sandusky River in Tiffin receded Thursday, but more rain is in National Weather Service's forecast. The river, which remained under a flood warning Thursday night, was at 8.59 feet at 9:45 p.m. It was at 10.99 feet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the weather service. Today's forecast for Tiffin includes rain and possibly a thunderstorm. National... Read More
  • March 03, 2011

    — by Brian Gadd
    ZANESVILLE -- Genesis HealthCare System lost about $1 million in physician Medicare reimbursements this year while waiting to be recognized as a Sole Community Hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Losses could have been about $6 million this year, leading to cuts in services and staff, if federal legislators had not stepped... Read More